Solar Installation Training Course

Learn How to Install Solar Panels

solar installation training classIf you plan on working in the solar industry in an installation role, you need this training!

This course will teach you how to install solar panels and the balance of components, including inverters, charge controllers, and battery banks for grid-tied and off-grid systems.

* This IREC-Accredited course also satisfies the "Advanced Training" requirement for the NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam.

About the PV201 Solar Program

Prerequisites:  Completion of Everblue's PV101 course or 2 years of solar work experience

Course Description:  Once you've gained a solid understanding of solar energy principles, you'll be ready for this solar panel installation course that takes a deeper dive into system components and installation technique. We'll teach you how to actually install a solar PV system - i.e., the nuts and bolts of attaching the solar modules to the roof, wiring, installing electrical components, and evaluating the performance of the finished product.

Who Should Take This Course?  This course is ideal for builders, roofers, electricians, construction workers, contractors, foremen, site managers, project managers, system engineers, and anyone interested in acquiring solar installation skills.

Course Format:  PV201 is available in two formats: 100% online or blended. The curriculum is exactly the same regardless of which format you choose.

  • Online - features video presentations, practice questions, PDFs, and useful links to additional online content. We recommend that students spend 40 hours completing this course.
  • Blended - begins with instant access to the online training modules. Participants conclude this program with 2 days in person, where they will gain hands-on experience assembling a 1 kW solar panel array.

How Does Online Solar Installation Training Work?

Have you ever turned to Google or YouTube for a quick tutorial on how to complete a task? Online solar installation training works the same way - only our information comes from experienced and credible solar installation professionals, so you KNOW you can TRUST what you're viewing.

This 9-minute video preview will give you the look and feel for our online learning platform.

solar installation preview video

   Benefits of Online Learning

   ✓  Instant access to self-paced materials

   ✓  Watch from home, work, PC, Mac or mobile

   ✓  Pause & restart at your convenience

   ✓  Contact our instructor with questions

   ✓  Enjoy 24/7 access for 6 months

This class features 15 sections, with each section taking 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

The self-paced nature of this program enables individuals to log in at their convenience, on their schedule, and from anywhere in the world to participate.

For more tips about online training success, click here!

Curriculum for the PV201 Solar Installer Course

Students should complete modules in the order that they appear to get the most out of the program.

+  See Training Modules

Payment Options

We're pleased to accept multiple forms of payment for our courses. Please note that the 6-month user access begins only when course payment is made in full (with the exception of Affirm financing). This means that those who choose to pay by check or payment plan will have a deferred enrollment until their orders are paid in full.

The course fee is $1,599 with no hidden fees, taxes, or shipping/handling.

For more information about payment options, click here.

Have Questions? Leave a Comment Below!


Submitted by Anonymous
Posted on Wed, 2019-08-14 20:24.

Hi there, i'm interested in the PV201 Solar Installer Course. I had a question, do you get like a degree or a certificate when you finish this course? Also, do you have any in person training in California? Thank you

re: Question

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Thu, 2019-08-15 08:01.

Hello, thank you for your question. Upon completion of the PV201 Solar Installation course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Everblue. This certificate represents the fact that you participated in our accredited solar panel installation course.

However, this certificate is not the same thing as a degree, license, or certification. Degrees are administered by 2- and 4-year colleges and universities. Licenses are awarded by a state after passing a state-mandated exam (such as the C-46 license exam in California). Solar certification is awarded by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP, for short).

This PV201 Solar Installation course can be used on its own to simply provide you with the knowledge and skills to install solar, or it can be used to supplement your efforts working toward a degree, license, or certification. For example, the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification requires a multitude of prerequisites. Put simply, you need 58 hours of training where 40 of those hours are (a) accredited by a third-party organization and (b) cover advanced installation/design topics. This PV201 course would satisfy that prerequisite if you were working toward the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification.

Regarding solar training in CA, yes, we offer the PV201 in what's called a "blended" format, with training dates available in Cerritos, CA. With the blended format, you follow along with 25 hours of pre-recorded online content and then join us for 2 days of hands-on solar panel installation training. Our next class in Cerritos is scheduled for Oct. 24-25, 2019.

If you have any questions or want more information about upcoming solar course dates in CA, please give us a call at 877-653-5899. Thanks!

Military tuition assistance

Submitted by Dylanm1112 (not verified)
Posted on Tue, 2019-04-23 12:12.

Are these courses covered by military tuition assistance?

If you are AD military and

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Wed, 2019-06-19 14:37.

If you are AD military and will be leaving soon, some bases will offer this course as part of their SFL-TAP programs. I took this last year when preparing to transition from service at Ft Bragg, NC and it was covered. The program it was listed under was "Solar Ready Vets".

re: If you are AD military and

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Thu, 2019-06-20 09:46.

Yes, that's true. We are partnered with Fayetteville Technical Community College to offer the Solar Ready Vets training at Fort Bragg, NC. Here is the link to the program where you can find more information.

re: Military tuition assistance

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2019-04-24 09:17.

Hi Dylan, unfortunately Everblue is exempt in our home state from participating in the GI Bill program. However, we are a Veteran Owned Small Business and offer a 10% military discount. Please send your DD214 to and we will send you the coupon code for the discount.

PV201 Solar Installer Course

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Fri, 2019-03-29 20:48.

I am interested in PV201 Solar Installer Course. I live in New York and was wondering if there is any training facility in New York. Also if there is no location in New York I would be interested to do it online. How can the course fee be paid in installments?

re: PV201 Solar Installer Course

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Mon, 2019-04-01 08:47.

Hello, and thanks for your questions. We do not currently offer the PV201 Solar Installation training program in the state of New York. The closest location to you (at the time of this writing) would be Boston. We do also offer the training online.

We have two payment plan options. One is an informal payment plan, like layaway. You make a $600 down payment to reserve your seat in the course and then you can pay on the balance at your convenience. However, you will not get access to any course content until you are paid in full. The other option is financing through Affirm. With this option, you choose Affirm as your payment method during checkout. Affirm will run a soft credit check to see if you are eligible to split the training fee into 3, 6, or 12 fixed monthly payments. You will get access to the course content with this payment plan option. If you have any other questions about payment, please give us a call at 800-460-2575. Thanks!

Training in PA or NJ

Submitted by Philadelphia- PA (not verified)
Posted on Thu, 2019-01-10 22:14.

Hi there, Are there any training classes ( PV201 Blended Training ) happening this year 2019 in Philadelphia area in PA or in South jersey in New Jersey, or anywhere close ? Thank you

re: Training in PA or NJ

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Fri, 2019-01-11 10:25.

Hi, thanks for your question. At this time, we do not have any PV201 Solar Installation courses scheduled for Philadelphia or New Jersey. The next closest location would be Boston, Chicago, or Charlotte. We also offer the training 100% online, so you could get started today from your home or work computer and follow along with our solar installation demonstration videos! Give us a call at 877-798-3596 if you have any other questions. Thanks! - Lesley@Everblue

ALABAMA Training

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Fri, 2018-12-21 05:41.

Hello I am located in Huntsville AL is there any hands on training in this area.

re: ALABAMA Training

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Wed, 2018-12-26 09:04.

Hi there, and thanks for your question! At this time, we do not currently offer the solar panel installation course in a live hands-on environment in Alabama. That said, we do have a few alternative options:

•  Attend our nearest live training, which would be in Charlotte, NC

•  Participate in our 100% online option and follow along with the hands-on solar panel installation demonstration videos, or

•  Host a corporate training session onsite at your facility in Alabama (must have 8-10 participants to host)

If you have any other questions about the program, please give us a call at 877-754-9152. Thanks and have a great day!


Solar Training

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
Posted on Sat, 2018-09-22 15:08.

I been in construction field for 25 years I would like to install solar panels on the side for family etc to gain extra $$ like every body else. Will I be able to do that with this solar training?

re: Solar Training

Submitted by Lesley@Everblue3
Posted on Mon, 2018-09-24 08:33.

Yes! Our solar training courses are designed to give you the skills to begin working as a solar panel installer. You'll want to check your local licensing and certification requirements for solar installers, which vary by state. This will inform you on whether you need to pass a state licensing exam, whether NABCEP Certification is sufficient, and/or whether you need to have an electrical background. Nevertheless, we can teach you the physical skills to install solar panels as well as the knowledge about electrical configuration, solar panel design, and home orientation. Give us a call at 800-460-2575 to discuss your training needs, and we'll get you started!

Hi there, I am interested in Solar PV

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hi there, I am interested in solar PV installation, and I am curious to know what job placement is like? Also, what is the general process of potential employment and what role (if any) does Everblue play to ensure employment?
Thanks for your time.

Hi there, I am interested in Solar PV

Submitted by teal_brown

Hello and thank you for your question,

After you complete our NABCEP PV Associate course and our Advanced Solar Installation Training, you will have acquired 80 hours of training. The initial 40-hour PV Associate component will make you eligible for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will have an advantage in the hiring process. The 40 hours of Solar PV Installer training will give you real world experience that will prepare you for a job in the solar PV industry.

Thank you,

Teal B.

I am very interested in this

Submitted by Randy_D (not verified)

I am very interested in this program but I will not be able to attend on Saturday due to my religious beliefs. Could arrangements be made to compensate for the loss of the day?

I am very interested in this

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Randy,

Please call our office at 800 460 2575. At Everblue we do our best to accommodate to our students' needs, so a representative would be happy to help upon receiving more information on the location and date you are interested in.

Thank you,

Which training(s) will I need?

Submitted by Anthony (not verified)

Hi, Which training(s) will I need to start a career as a solar / PV installer and roofer? Which route will take me in the green field?

experienced technician

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)


At what level would you place a field experienced and a certified electrician from a different country to be able to qualify any solar installtion systems.

Thank you, Mike

experienced technician

Submitted by Bana@Everblue

Hello Mike,

Our advice would be to take the NABCEP PV Associate Training. It will provide all the guidelines and procedures for solar installation in the United States. As you already have experience installation, this course is also appropriate since installations are not covered.

Thank you,

start up business

Submitted by reco (not verified)

Ok not problem with first education - such as Solar PV Associate. priced ok! but how about installer class? cost, timing? then the requirement of 2 PV installs. . . suggestion on how I would get that experience without going to work for someone else? just don't want to do that. old geezer thoughts. lol

start up business

Submitted by teal_brown

Thank you for your thoughts!

Once you complete the NABCEP PV Associate training you can move on to our Advanced Solar Installation Training. We offer this training online and in locations across the country. Please visit our Training Locations page to find training near you. Documenting the required installs for the NABCEP PV Installer Exam can be done on your own or with an employer. Please call 800-460-2575 with additional questions.



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